bmc: Bmc Raises 1.7 Lakh From Auction Of 8.6mt Of E-waste | Bhubaneswar News

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has so far collected and recycled 8.6 metric tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) under its waste to wealth programme launched in September last year.
The civic body has collected nearly Rs 1,74,250 by auctioning the bulk of e-waste that was given to the registered recycler (registered with the state pollution control board) to recycle and process. BMC officials said they will invest the auction amount in sanitation activities, which is the aim of the waste to wealth initiative.
As per the agreement with BMC, the registered recycler took the waste through competitive bidding as multiple recyclers had participated.
“In the first phase, we auctioned seven metric tonnes of e-waste and raised Rs 84,000 from the auction. In the second phase, we disposed 1.6 metric tonnes of waste and raised Rs 90,250. The recycler, which quoted the highest price, was given the waste. It is up to the recycler to reap benefits from recycling the waste and retrieving the essential metals,” said BMC deputy commissioner (sanitation) Suvendu Sahu. Every Saturday, the BMC carries out the e-waste collection drive.


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